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Oleana

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International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 304
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 10
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Food, Unique Flavors

We just visited Oleana for the first time, and it won't be the last. We ordered 5 small plates off the menu and every one was delicious. The spices were interesting, and the chef used texture in the dishes to create an even more unique quality. We don't usually order dessert, but had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
CherylGLBoston
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We just visited Oleana for the first time, and it won't be the last. We ordered 5 small plates off the menu and every one was delicious. The spices were interesting, and the chef used texture in the dishes to create an even more unique quality. We don't usually order dessert, but had the profiteroles, which were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our daughter recommended this restaurant and we owe her big time for the suggestion. It is mid eastern food and just amazing. While we didn't recognize half of the items on the menu, the food was simply outrageous and so delicious. While reservations are recommended, it was too late to get one when we called, but they have a garden... More 

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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I brought a group of international visitors here, a group of 5. We could not make a reservation but appearing right as it opened at 5:30 gave us inside or outside dining. We ordered 5 appetizers and 3 entrees, and shared the quite wonderful food. Though expensive, my guests enjoyed the meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My Mother came to visit me in Boston recently, and while searching for places to bring her to eat, Oleana was recommended to me by people in my office, and unfortunately I decided to book it for our final night as a special last meal before she went home. I was by far the WORST and most expensive of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great selection of food including entrees or small plates if you'd prefer, and really tremendous wait staff, knowledgeable, friendly, not intrusive but attentive. And that back patio is a spectacular little oasis in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Repeat customer because the care and quality of food preparation. It is pretty unique to have much of the food and spices grown on a farm (the owner's) west of Boston. Because it is a small venue, it is always crowded and one should give the servers and hostesses a break because they are sometimes overwhelmed. This is no reason... More 

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Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Oleana is a place people talk a lot about, and it's super-hard to get a reservation, so my wife and I were happy to get an opening for dinner for our anniversary. The place is pleasant and unpretentious, as is the service. The cuisine is Turkish-Greek-Mediterranean, the prices reasonable for a nice dinner. Oleana is known for its small plates... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Turkish Delights for sure!!! We chose to sample a bunch of Meze sorry I didn't take pictures. For two people it was a little to much but it was so delicious we couldn't stop until every bite was gone. I can not wait to go back with a group of friends to get even more sampling of their menu. Deviled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent food and exotic desserts. The service was also very good, water glasses were always kept full. Waiters were informative and helpful. Despite the odd location, it is definitely worth going to. Recommend Baked Alaska for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is really good, we had the falafel, nettle pie, and lemon zaatar chicken, they were all amazing! The food does not taste like your traditional mediterranean middle eastern food, and thats coming from a middle eastern! Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area. Also, the baked alaska is a must try if you have room for... More 

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Additional Information about Oleana

Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
Phone Number: 617-661-0505
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?